Rep. Joel Kretz's News & Media


'If we want nonlethal solutions to work, we have to know where the wolves are,' says Kretz Legislation introduced in Olympia this week seeks to maximize nonlethal methods of dealing with...

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep. Joel Kretz, R-Woucanda, defends the right of Washingtonians to keep and bear arms.

Jan. 31, 2020

Rep Joel Kretz, R-Wauconda, explains his legislation to increase transparency in labeling by requiring grocery stores to put up a sign distinguishing beef that was born, raised and processed in the...

Jan. 24, 2020

Sen. Shelly Short and Reps. Joel Kretz and Jacquelin Maycumber are inviting seventh district constituents to join them for a telephone townhall on Feb. 5 to talk about the 2020 legislative...

Jan. 22, 2020

'We need to bring truth in labeling back to the general public and make sure USA beef means something,' says Kretz Go to any grocery store in the state and you'll...

Jan. 20, 2020

During Washington's early years of wolf recovery, social conflict between people with different perspectives and values has increased dramatically. There are some using this conflict for a broader agenda, not attempting...

Jan. 8, 2020

For many Washington families, living in their homes has become unsafe and unaffordable, with an increasingly unaccountable state government that seems indifferent to their day-to-day struggle. Homelessness and social services are...

Nov. 21, 2019

In the past decade, perhaps no two issues have affected local communities, ranchers and families in Northeast Washington more than wolves and wildfires. Last week, a bipartisan group of lawmakers joined...

July 16, 2019

Legislation was signed into law recently to address two major concerns of northeast Washington residents: wildfires and wolves. The two bills, sponsored by Wauconda Republican Rep. Joel Kretz, passed the Legislature...

June 4, 2019

Rep. Joel Kretz gives a passionate plea for balance in dealing with Washington's wolves.

April 27, 2019